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Monday, May 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Richard Wetzel of Poland, a senior at Youngstown State University, placed first and won the $2,000 grand prize at the Oh-Penn Business Plan Competition. And, his winning entry, which used selective laser sintering and 3-D scanning technology, has drawn interest from some potential investors, YSU reports. Second place was awarded to two students from Allegheny College. YSU students Ashley Roberts and Emily Corsale, both of Youngstown, placed third and won $500 each in the event at Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. The contest was organized by...

Monday, May 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University holds the first MBA Professional Development and Networking Reception on May 21. The event, in Williamson Hall, will begin at 6 p.m. with a panel on the shale industry followed by a reception at 7:15 p.m. Topics will include  economic opportunities that exploration of shale resources are creating in Ohio, the economic effects along the supply chain, as well as job opportunities arising from the oil and gas development in Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus Shale formations....

Monday, May 12, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- Shenango Valley Professionals are developing a list for the 12th Annual Scavenger Hunt they will hold from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 29. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The goal to familiarize the membership with products and services fellow Shenango Valley Chamber members sell or provide, organizers said. Most items on the list must come from the business of a chamber member and they must be authenticated with a business card, receipt or other source of verification the item was received that day. Participants will use their chamber member directories as a...

Monday, May 12, 2014

CHICAGO -- Many moms and dads are serving as the sole financial providers in their households. But while salary data indicate that female breadwinners may have a tougher time making ends meet, working moms in general tend to be happier in their jobs. Findings of a CareerBuilder survey also are positive for stay-at-home moms and dads contemplating re-entering the corporate world. The survey discovered that work-related skills acquired as a parent can, in some instances, be listed on a resume. In this year's study, 31% of working moms and 37% of working dads reported...

Monday, May 12, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Owning and operating your vehicle just got a little less expensive, a new AAA study finds. The average cost to own and operate a sedan in the United States dropped 2.7% to 59.2 cents per mile, or $8,876 per year, based on 15,000 miles of driving annually. "Despite increases in maintenance and registration fees, American motorists are experiencing an overall decrease in the cost to own and operate a vehicle," said John Nielsen, AAA managing director of automotive engineering and repair. "A large decrease in fuel costs, and lower tire, insurance and...

Friday, May 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The president-designate of Youngstown State University, Jim Tressel, wil conduct a news conference Monday at 7 p.m. following a meeting of the school's board of trustees, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tressel and his wife, Ellen, are expected to attend the board meeting. According to an advisory released at 4:20 Friday, the meeting concerns "the terms of the president's new contract. Contained in the advisory was a statement from Tressel. Here is the full text: On behalf of Ellen and the entire Watson/Tressel Family, we would like to thank...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Political and business leaders agree that Youngstown State University's selection of Jim Tressel as its next president (READ STORY) will take YSU to the next level at a time when the school needs it the most. "Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!" exclaimed Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. "We're elated that the offer has been extended and that he's received it favorably." Humphries says that the ties between the business community and YSU can only be strengthened...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jim Tressel, executive vice president for student success at The University of Akron, has accepted an offer to be the next president of Youngstown State University, where he coached football from 1986 to 2000 before leaving to coach the Ohio State Buckeyes. The post YSU chooses Tressel as next president appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, May 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jim Tressel responded via his Twitter account this morning that he's "excited" about returning to Youngstown State University as its next president.   "Excited about the opportunity at YSU! It's all about student success. Going to miss all the wonderful Zips at UA," the former YSU Penguin and Ohio State University football coach wrote (CLICK HERE). A list of congratulatory tweets followed.  YSU's board of trustees announced this morning that Tressel was selected as the university's ninth president and has accepted the job in principle. "He was...

Friday, May 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jim Tressel has accepted Youngstown State University's offer to become its next president and has agreed in principle to the terms of his employment, said Dr. Sudershan K. Garg, chairman of the board of trustees.  "He was very happy and gracious," Garg told reporters. Tressel was called this morning while trustees met behind closed doors. When they returned from executive session, the board voted unanimously to select Tressel. He is expected to begin his new job July 1. A formal employment contract still must be executed. Here is the full text of...

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